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Turnover among hospital CEOs was 18 percent in 2016, the same as in the prior two years, but remains among “the highest rates calculated in the last two decades,” according to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) has largely remained silent on ongoing Republican-led efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the recently passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). The group has now weighed in on the legislative battle, offering its “core principles” to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

Healthcare executives believe the shift to value-based care and risk-sharing models will be transforming the industry within the next few years, according to a survey published by Lazard.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Gottlieb, MD, as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), bringing the former deputy commissioner back to lead the agency. 

The 2017 meeting of the American Hospital Association (AHA) led off with an unsurprising topic: the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

 

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Brigham and Women’s names new chief nursing officer

Eight months after its previous chief nursing officer stepped down, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has named a replacement: Madelyn Pearson, MSN, MA, RN, who will take on the titles of CNO and senior vice president of patient care services on June 12.

Hospital execs want better outpatient access, lower costs

What’s most concerning to C-suite level hospital and health system executives has changed over the past year, according to a survey conducted by the Advisory Board Company.

ACHE 2017: The ideal profile for an effective healthcare leader

Healthcare organizations traditionally pick managers and leaders by judging their tenure, experience and technical skill. The message from Healthcare Performance Solutions’ founding partner Tom Olivo: You’re doing it wrong.

ACHE 2017: Organizational culture matters for reducing nurse turnover

If you're a healthcare leader looking for ways to keep experienced nurses from leaving your organization, you should examine your company's culture, according to a presentation at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago. Your own personality, however, won’t make much of a difference in retaining nurses.

ACHE 2017: Making a ‘game plan’ for MIPS, MACRA

Physician infighting and poor scores are just some of the negative outcomes awaiting healthcare leaders who don’t adequately prepare for the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Speaking at the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress in Chicago, healthcare consultants made the case for those in the C-suite to quickly get their MIPS “game plan” in order.

AMGA President, CEO Donald Fisher dies of cancer

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) announced that its longtime president and CEO, Donald Fisher, PhD, died of cancer on March 26.

ACHE 2017: Inclusive culture in healthcare is more than 'checking boxes' on diversity

Most healthcare conferences these days seem to include sessions on promoting diversity in organizations and among leadership. Two Monday sessions at the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) 2017 Congress in Chicago are taking a different aim to change how leaders think about diversity and focus on creating a “culture of inclusion.”

Q&A: Former St. Joseph Health CIO says don’t split your CIO’s duties

The role of a chief information officer (CIO) has evolved well beyond handling billing and communications for a health system or the more recent role of getting an electronic health record (EHR) up and running. What CIOs now struggle with is convincing other members of the C-suite that hospitals have to keep updating and investing in technology.

Seema Verma confirmed as CMS administrator

The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s selection for CMS administrator, Seema Verma, MPH, by a 55-43 vote, with Democrats largely opposing her nomination while the healthcare industry pledged to work with her. 

MD Anderson president submits resignation amid budget troubles

Ronald DePinho, MD, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has announced he’ll be stepping down from the job he’s held since 2011, saying he “could have done a better job administratively, a better job listening, a better job communicating.”

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